Text of the infield fly rule from Rule 2.00 of the Official Baseball Rules:Rule 2.00 (Infield Fly) Comment: On the infield fly rule the umpire is to rule whether the ball could ordinarily have been handled by an infielder - not by some arbitrary limitation such as the grass, or the base lines.
White: Umpires made correct call on infield-fly rule2012 - Follow closely the controversial infield-fly play in the Braves-Cardinals game and you'll see the Infield Fly Rule applied as the rule book suggests. If there's any argument about the result of umpire Sam Holbrook's out call, it's a disagreement ...
Armchair umps sound off on infield fly ruleBaseball fans: try to explain the infield fly rule in less than one minute. It's not easy. And this rule will be talked about for days, maybe even weeks to come.
St Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves after controversial infield flyball callBut left field umpire Sam Holbrook called the infield fly rule as did third base umpire Jeff Nelson. The rule is designed to stop a defense that allows a ball to drop purposely to force out an advancing runner.
Must C Call: Infield fly rule helps end Braves' rallyPlaylist: MLB.com Must C. Previous Set. Must C Call: Infield fly rule helps end Braves' rally. Added: 10/05/12. Duration: 04:45.
Turner Field riot pauses the NL's first Wild Card play-in gameI am not an umpire, and I delegate to umpires the task of determining when the infield-fly rule applies and when it doesn't.
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Cardinals beat Braves 6-3 in disputed wild card playoffThe Braves thought they had the bases loaded with one out after the ball fell between two fielders. But left-field umpire Sam Holbrook called Andrelton Simmons out under the infield fly rule - even though the ball landed at least 50 feet beyond the dirt.
With Umpires in Outfield Come Postseason Errors in JudgmentExcept that the left-field umpire, Sam Holbrook, in a role that exists only in the postseason, when six umpires are assigned to every game, invoked the infield fly rule on the play. That meant the batter was out and the runners were free to advance ...
Wild Card Game - St Louis Cardinals v Atlanta BravesATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 05: Matt Holliday #7 and Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals react after the ball hits the grass as the infield fly rule is called in the eighth inning on a ball hit by Andrelton Simmons #19 of the Atlanta Braves during the ...
Cardinals Face Nationals After MLB Wild-Card Win at AtlantaThe game was then delayed for 19 minutes in the eighth inning as Atlanta fans littered the field with debris after Andrelton Simmons was called out on a controversial infield fly rule play. A pop-up by Simmons landed on the grass between St. Louis ...
Cardinals Advance Past Braves Admist Controversial CallThe Braves thought that it was a hit, but the umpires called the infield fly rule, which automatically rules Simmons out. The call was followed by fans throwing everything they could onto the field delaying the game close to 20 minutes.
Cardinals Win Controversial GameAndrelton Simmons appeared to load the bases when his pop fly to short left field dropped on a mix-up between two fielders, but the umpires called him out on the infield fly rule. That enraged the crowd of 52,631, which littered the field with debris ...
Atlanta Braves: Braves fall to Cardinals in wild-card playoff; Jones' career endsA controversial call involving the infield fly rule caused a stir in the eighth inning, and snuffed out a potential Braves' rally.
Braves Screwed By Blue In The EighthRoss continues his hot hitting by lacing a single over the infield to center field. Simmons works a full count and hits a pop-up behind third.
Mark Wiedmer: Chipper's great career ends on bad note in Braves' lossThere is no way to discuss the game that ends the Braves' season without mentioning the second out of the bottom of the eighth, which was called an out on an "infield fly rule" despite Cards shortstop Pete Kozma letting Andrelton Simmons' high fly ball ...
Cards win a wild one against AtlantaThe 19-minute delay in the game to cleanup the field from the Turner Field fan revolt over an infield fly rule overwhelmed two other trends that have taken place that actually could impact the game.
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